Several sources close to the case say prosecutors are seeking Rafferty’s testimony against his co-defendant, Richard Beasley.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The former Stow-Munroe Falls High School student heard his verdict today in Summit County Court of Common Pleas after three days of jury deliberation.
Brogan Rafferty, the now 17-year-old involved in the "Craigslist Killings," is guilty. That's according to a 12-person Summit County jury after three days of deliberation. The counts are listed below for each of the four victims. The jury found Rafferty not guilty of identity fraud. The teen, who was 16 when arrested, faces life in prison without a chance of parole if convicted of aggravated murder. His sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 5 at 9 a.m. in front of Judge Lynne Callahan. The 17-year-old faces life in prison without chance of parole if convicted of aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of the men last year. Rafferty will not face the death penalty because he is a juvenile. Richard Beasley, who is said to be Rafferty's mentor…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
However, a firearms identification expert said he can't say if the bullets found at the crime scenes were from those guns.
It was day four of Brogan Rafferty's trial in the Craigslist case. Rafferty, now 17, is charged with felony counts of murder and is facing life in prison. On Wednesday, Special FBI Agent Bonnie Hartmann was on the stand to talk about the weapons founds in Rafferty's room. Hartmann said she found a .22 caliber handgun, two knives, a sawed-off shotgun in a briefcase. Another shotgun was found behind a door. Jonathan Gardner, a firearms identification expert with the Bureau of Criminal Identification, examined the guns and the bullets found at the crime scenes in Noble county, where three me were killed after being lured to a farm with a bogus Craigslist ad for work. Richard Beasley is also facing murder charges for being involved with the …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Stow teen Brogan Rafferty is suspected of helping his mentor, 53-year-old Richard Beasley of Akron, lure victims with bogus job offers on Craigslist.
Jury selection began Tuesday morning at Summit County Court of Common Pleas for the adult trial of Brogan Rafferty, the now 17-year-old who is facing felony murder charges. Three men were killed last year in Noble County and Summit County, after responding to what authorities said were bogus online job postings. The men who died were identified as: Scott Davis of South Carolina escaped after being shot in the arm by hiding in woods until it got dark. He has been subpoenaed to testify at Rafferty's trial. Jury selection is expected to last several days and the trial will go on throughout October. Rafferty will not face execution because he is a juvenile. If convicted, he could face life in prison. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The Stow teen's attorneys say their client gave comments to a public defender who allegedly did not properly research the case before plea negotiations.
The lawyers for the now 17-year-old from Stow who pleaded not guilty for the crimes dubbed the "Craigslist killings" are asking a judge to prohibit using statements made by Brogan Rafferty in a trial. Rafferty was arraigned in February and his bond was continued at $1 million. Some of his cases were originally being handled in the Summit County Juvenile Court system, but they were moved to adult court. According to a NewsNet5.com story, the request by the attorney as because Rafferty "was coerced by investigators and a public defender who failed to properly research the case before plea negotiations." Attorneys claim Rafferty was questioned by a public defender and authorities without his parents or an attorney present after he was …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Brogan Rafferty, the teen from Stow charged with murder along with his so-called mentor Richard Beasley, are not to contact each other while in jail, according to a Summit County judge.
The now 17-year-old from Stow who pleaded not guilty for the crimes dubbed the "Craigslist killings" and the man who has been called his mentor and is also facing murder charges, Richard Beasley of Akron, were ordered to not have any contact while in Summit County Jail, according to a NewsNet5.com story. Rafferty was arraigned in February and his bond was continued at $1 million. Some of his cases were originally being handled in the Summit County Juvenile Court system, but they were moved to adult court. He is currently in Summit County Jail, where Beasley is being kept as well. Rafferty, who was a Stow-Munroe Falls High School student when he was arrested in November, faces three counts of aggravated murder, one count of attempted …